'Saving Barack Obama:' Parody Posters Arrive in L.A.
A parody of Steven Spielberg’s 1998 film Saving Private Ryan has hit the streets of Los Angeles just in time for President Barack Obama’s planned Wednesday visit to the city, the Washington Free Beacon reports. Obama is visiting this week to raise money for the Democratic Party and to receive the Ambassador for Humanity Award, the highest honor bestowed by the University of Southern California’s Shoah Foundation, from Spielberg.
The posters feature President Obama walking into the horizon between a pair of his teleprompters, which have become a sort of symbol of his presidency and the subject of many jokes, even receiving the acronym TOTUS for Teleprompter of the United States of America (mirroring POTUS, which stands for President of the United States of America).
The posters have reportedly appeared on bus stops and benches throughout Los Angeles, including just outside Melrose Avenue, the main entrance to Paramount Pictures, according to freebeacon.com.
The artwork is part of a larger campaign by street artists who are filling cities with political messages in opposition to the current administration. In February of this year, posters declaring President Obama to be “subpar” covered the streets of Santa Monica, California. The appearance of the posters coincided with the PGA Tour and poked fun at the president’s multiple golf outings.